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Which Bondi Sands self-tanner is right for me?

Which Bondi Sands self-tanner is right for me?
Jess Maisey
Writer and expert30 days ago
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Everyone wants to get their glow on-point – especially when it comes to finding the perfect bronzing formula to suit your wants and needs! With the right self-tanner, you can get your desired post-holiday radiance, whether you’re hopping on a plane for your next sunny getaway, or basking away in the rainy UK! Luckily, we don’t gatekeep the best Bondi Sands self-tanners. Find your perfect formula for your skin tone, type and texture below...

How to choose the right self-tan

No tan is a one-size-fits-all! But when it comes to choosing the right formula for you, it’s important to narrow down your faux glow fundamentals that will support a seamless, tailored tan for your skin type...

The best self-tan for dry skin

The golden ticket to a long-lasting tan? That would be moisturised, hydrated skin! For those with a dry skin type, it can seem like your options are limited. But you’re in luck!

Bondi Sands’ Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk combines the nourishment of a moisturiser with the glow-boosting properties of a self-tan – all wrapped up in a multi-purpose formula. Enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, the streak-free tanning milk moisturises the skin as it develops, helping to minimise feelings of dryness and uneven texture!

The best self-tan for sensitive skin

Sensitivity isn’t a bad thing – you probably just haven’t found your gentle self-tan saviour! The good news? Bondi Sands has innovatively fused their iconic golden glow with skin-loving ingredients, creating the Pure Self-Tanning Sleep Mask Renew. The vitamin-rich formula is blended with hyaluronic acid and vitamin A to promote plumping hydration while helping protect sensitive skin from environmental aggressors. Powered to soothe and relieve the skin, the mask develops a natural-looking, sun-kissed tone as you sleep, allowing you to wake to a luminous bronze finish.

The best self-tan for normal/oily skin

Looking to kickstart your summer glow? Get your tan on with the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tanning Foam, for a salon-worthy golden bronze. Enriched with argan oil and infused with an exotic coconut scent, the easy-to-apply foam helps to nourish normal or oily skin, acting as a vacation in a bottle. The hydrating tanning elixir develops after just two to three hours and leaves a dry-touch finish!

How to choose the right shade

If you’re a newbie to the world of self-tan, or are simply looking to maximise your bronze, the secret lies in opting for your perfect shade match! Bondi Sands’ self-tan heroes are formulated with dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that works with your skin to create that holiday radiance we’re all after! What does this mean for the shade that’s right for you?

If you have a lighter skin tone, a darker shade of self-tan may be too intense and cause those unwanted orange hues most of us try to avoid, which is why we’ve picked out the perfect self-tan to suit each skin tone below for that Aussie-inspired radiance...

The best self-tan for light skin tones

If your skin tone is on the fairer side, it’s worth finding a shade that you know will work for you. The ultra-dark shade may clash with your skin tone and cause orange hues to come through more prominently. So, we recommend opting for a lighter shade that is designed to work with cooler undertones.

We love Bondi Sands’ Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam in ‘Sapphire’. It is expertly developed with blue-grey pigments to complement fairer skin tones, offering a streak-free, natural-looking finish.

Featuring the brand’s Dermachromatic™ Colour Technology, the foam formula provides electrolyte hydration while providing optimal results for lighter skin tones. The tan also develops in as little as one hour, making it perfect for last-minute plans and time-short tanners.

The best self-tan for medium skin tones

Boost your bronze with a natural, golden glow with a warm shade of self-tan. We recommend the Bondi Sands Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam in 'Caramel' for a medium shade match, thanks to its Dermachromatic™ Colour Technology that works to take your tan to the next level while tailoring your glow to your skin tone.

The best self-tan for dark skin tones

The right self-tan can enhance naturally darker skin tones, so if you’re looking to deepen your radiance, or just need an added touch of bronze, the Bondi Sands Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam in 'Magenta' works best to complement olive and deep skin tones. Formulated with high-level tanning actives and a red-violet guide colour, the express tan provides a rich, streak-free finish that’s great for deeper complexions!

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Jess Maisey
Writer and expert
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Ever since I discovered makeup and tutorials from a young age, I have been completely in love! Makeup, for me, is more than just a look - it’s a feeling. I am obsessed with the process of applying my makeup, bringing a look together and feeling a whole new level of confidence. My makeup routines and looks have been on a transformative journey over the years but now my most favourite go-to look is glowy, natural and sun-kissed. The Iconic London Radiance Booster is the ultimate game-changer and a makeup must-have!